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    as/because

    I can shoot you as I have been entitled to do so.
    I can shoot you because I have been entitled to do so.

    Does the two sentences mean the same thing?
    Also, Do a comma need before "as" and "because" in the above sentences?

    I think, at least, we need a comma before "as" as "as" is a co-ordinating conjunction.

    Please help me.

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    Re: as/because

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I can shoot you as I have been entitled to do so.
    I can shoot you because I have been entitled to do so.

    Do the two sentences mean the same thing?
    Also, is a comma need before "as" and "because" in the above sentences?

    At least I think we need a comma before "as" as "as" is a co-ordinating conjunction.

    Please help me.
    Learning English | BBC World Service
    Because is used when the reason is the most important part of the sentence or utterance. The because clause usually comes at the end:
    • 'I went to Spain last summer because I wanted the guarantee of sunshine on every day of my holiday.'
    As and since are used when the reason is already well known and is therefore usually less important. The as or since clause is usually placed at the beginning of the sentence:
    • 'As the performance had already started, we went up to the balcony and occupied some empty seats there.'
    • 'Since John had already eaten, I made do with a sandwich.'
    See also because, as, since or for - Vocabulary - Learning English, Do not use a comma to set off a <I>because</I> clause that follows a main clause, &#167; 15. because. 1. Grammar. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996, Rules for Comma Usage

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    Re: as/because

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
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    I think, at least, we need a comma before "as" as "as" is a co-ordinating conjunction.
    Here "as" is a subordinating conjunction.

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